I try to be selective in posting videos to this site because I know it’s cheap and low effort of me to do that and pass it off for content, but I could not resist sharing this Tucker Carlson clip from tonight.
It’s worth watching in its entirety.
Tucker is the only real voice in the US media–at least that I’m aware of–going against the drumbeat of war.
I don’t know how they allow him to still have a primetime television show and rip the ruling class to shreds on a nightly basis. Probably because there would be mass outrage if they ever tried to silence him.
He is by far the most-watched cable news figure in America, and it’s not hard to see why.
It’s worth watching the whole clip in full because there’s so many great points in his monologue, but Tucker’s ultimate point here is that everything we’re seeing out of our ruling class right now benefits China.
Honestly, the more I think about it, the more I wonder if we’re witnessing a great misdirection.
What if Ukraine is just a big distraction to get the US on high alert over that part of the world, funneling our military to Europe, in order to give China cover to take over Taiwan while no one is paying attention?
Yesterday, China flew 39 warplanes into Taiwan’s air defense zone (not the same thing as Taiwanese airspace):
The island’s defense ministry said late Sunday it saw 39 warplanes from China enter Taiwan’s ADIZ — the second-largest number of incursions on record, which is shared with October 2 last year. It added that it scrambled its own aircraft to broadcast warnings on Sunday and deployed air defense missile systems to track the jets that entered its zone.
The final quarter of 2021 saw a massive spike in incursions from China into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ), with the biggest single day coming on October 4, when 56 Chinese warplanes entered the zone.
It remains unclear why China launched such a large single-day mission. Another 13 Chinese warplanes entered the island’s ADIZ on Monday. Among them were eight J-16 fighters and two J-16D planes — a warplane introduced in an air show last year that is capable of neutralizing various types of radar and communication systems, according to defense websites.
I don’t know why the article would say it’s “unclear” why China did this given that the next paragraph says this:
The rash of incursions came on the heels of the United States and Japan carrying out naval exercises in the Philippine Sea, an area that includes waters just east of Taiwan.
Ten U.S. Navy ships, including aircraft carriers USS Carl Vinson and USS Abraham Lincoln, participated in exercises with Japan from January 17-22 “for effective deterrence and response,” Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force tweeted Monday.
Seems pretty obvious why China would do this, then.
Taiwan only started regularly publicizing its data on air incursions in September 2020. October remains the busiest month on record, with 196 incursions, 149 of which were made over just four days as Beijing marked its annual National Day.
The defense zone is not the same as Taiwan’s territorial airspace but includes a far greater area that overlaps with part of China’s own ADIZ.
Last year, Taiwan recorded 969 incursions by Chinese warplanes into its ADIZ, according to a database compiled by AFP — more than double the roughly 380 carried out in 2020.
I’m having a little trouble understanding this Taiwanese air defense zone. I looked up a map of it to get a visual and it appears that it overlaps with the Chinese mainland?
Those arrows on there are where China typically flies its jets. So it’s not as if they go over the island of Taiwan, but they definitely get close.
So I don’t know if this is a big deal or if it’s nothing remarkable.
But is it possible that China is preparing to invade Taiwan?
It’s no secret that China and Russia are getting closer these days. What if they’re working in conjunction here? What if Ukraine is the misdirection while China invades Taiwan?
It’s something to think about. I mean, our government has to know their actions are benefitting China here, right?
Ultimately, we need to get out of this stupid Cold War mindset where RUSSIA BAD! and everything we do in terms of foreign policy is based on that idea.
What is so bad about Russia? Why are we acting like it’s still 1962?